Peter Coyote

Peter Coyote was born on 1941-10-10 at Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. His net worth is $10 Million. He is American born Actor. He has been seen in movies E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Bitter Moon, A Walk to Remember, Sphere, Erin Brockovich, Jagged Edge, Femme Fatale, Patch Adams, Outrageous Fortune, Cross Creek, The Basket, The Legend of Billie Jean, Random Hearts, Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief, A Man in Love, All Roads Lead Home, Heartbreakers, The....

Facts of Peter Coyote

Full NamePeter Coyote
Net Worth$10 Million
Date Of BirthOctober 10, 1941
Age78 years 7 months
Place Of BirthManhattan, New York City, New York, USA
Height6' 3" (1.91 m)
SpouseStefanie Pleet (m. 1998–2015), Marilyn McCann (m. 1975–1998), Eileen Ewing (m. 1965–1972)
ChildrenAriel Coyote
ParentsRuth Cohon, Morris Cohon
AwardsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Narrator
NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series
MoviesE.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Bitter Moon, A Walk to Remember, Sphere, Erin Brockovich, Jagged Edge, Femme Fatale, Patch Adams, Outrageous Fortune, Cross Creek, The Basket, The Legend of Billie Jean, Random Hearts, Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief, A Man in Love, All Roads Lead Home, Heartbreakers, The...
TV ShowsThe Roosevelts, Law & Order: LA, FlashForward, The 4400, The Inside, The West, National Geographic Explorer, Independent Lens, The History of Sex
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Quotes of Peter Coyote

1[on lining in the 1960s] I lived on communes. I was involved with practically every kind of revolutionary movement of the period. My 'family' of people was called 'The Diggers.' We were a kind of 'out-there' tribe.
2[on Marin Ritt] Working with Martin Ritt was a real pleasure. Most often you run into directors who are technically proficient, but empty. They don't understand story or structure, and they don't understand when an actor has a problem, how to help him or her out of it. I knew all about Martin's reputation as a director. I knew about his films, and I also knew somewhere about his background in group theater. It's very liberating to work with a very knowledgeable director because you can take risks and go places without worrying whether an inexperienced director will let it through.
3I'm a Zen-Buddhist student first, actor second. If I can't reconcile the two lives, I'll stop acting. I spend more time off-screen than on.

Quick Facts of Peter Coyote

1Daughter, Ariel, with Eileen 'Sam' Ewing.
2He was paid just $28,000 for his role in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), his fifth feature film role, and his eighth overall. But when the film passed $300,000,000 in international box office, director/producer Steven Spielberg sent him a "thank you" check for $10,000, which Coyote considered very generous.
3Friend of author/poet Gary Snyder since the late 1960s.
4He began using the last name of Coyote, for the animal, considered otherworldly by some Native Americans, after meeting a Paiute-Shoshone shaman in 1967.
5He has given both Rachmil Pinchus Ben Mosha Cohon and Robert Peter Cohon as his birthname in interviews.
6He has lived in the San Francisco Bay area and Marin County since just after his graduation from Grinnell College in 1964.
7He considers Susie Nelson, the family housekeeper, to be his mother, after his mother had a nervous breakdown when he was 2 1/2. As a result, he never had emotional intimacy with his genetic mother until he was age 34, after the death of his father.
8When he was 17 years old, Coyote was arrested with a friend for trying to transport eighteen pounds of marijuana across the Mexican border into Texas. He used his one phone call to call his father, who bailed him out. His father never spoke about the incident again.
9Has been friends with Terry Bisson since their time as Grinnell College students in the early 1960s.
10Has a younger sister.
11Ken Burns considers Coyote to be his "narrator muse," and Coyote never reads Burns' scripts in advance of performing the narrations.
12He worked with Jerry Hardin in Heartbreakers (1984). He later played DA Jerry Hardin in Law & Order: LA (2010).
13Is fluent in both Spanish and French.
14Is so far the only American actor to work with Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar. He starred in Kika (1993), throughout which he speaks Spanish, in which he is fluent.
15His father, Morris Cohon, was from a family of both Ashkenazi Jewish and Sephardi Jewish ancestry (from Russia, the Netherlands, Germany, France, and Tunisia). His mother, Ruth (Fidler), was a Jewish immigrant from the Russian Empire.
16In his book "Lila," author Robert Pirsig relates that Coyote was in his mind to star in an adaptation of, "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance." Coyote was a friend of Pirsig's son Chris.
17Given the actor's unusual second name, it's ironic that, prior to his acting career, he once plucked chickens for a living
18Graduated with a B.A in English Literature from Iowa's Grinnell College in 1964.
19Was a member of the radically political theatre performance group "The San Francisco Mime Troupe".
20He was one of the organizers of a group of 12 students who traveled to Washington, DC, during the Cuban missile crisis of the early 1960s supporting President John F. Kennedy's "peace race." President Kennedy invited the group into the White House (the first time protesters had ever been so recognized) and they met for several hours with Kennedy advisor McGeorge Bundy.
21Tested for the role of Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981).
22Before becoming an actor at the age of 39, he spent 15 years in the counterculture movement during the 1960s. He wrote a memoir of that time in his life, called "Sleeping Where I Fall," which was published in full in 1998. It has gone through five hardback printings and is in its second paperback edition. "Carla's Story", a chapter from the book which was released earlier, won the Pushcart Prize for Excellence in Non-Fiction in 1993/1994.
23Along with Glenn Close, he narrated the opening ceremonies of the XIX Olympic Winter Games (2002 Salt Lake City, Utah, USA).
24With Peter unseen (in voiceover narration, or television and radio commercials), his voice is strongly reminiscent of, and often favorably compared, to that of Henry Fonda.

Trademarks of Peter Coyote

1Dulcet voice (hence several narrative roles)

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